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Review: More Than This by Patrick Ness

"He dies." That's the first line of More Than This by Patrick Ness. Following that line is a description that I not only could visualize, but I could actually feel.

Seth was a 16 year old living on the West Coast in the US when he died.

When he woke up after he died, he was in England, laying on the sidewalk in front of the house he lived in before his family had moved to America. He's confused and weak and terribly thirsty.

The landscape around him is overgrown and without any people. He has no idea what to do, he doesn't have any clothes, and at first he can barely remember his own name.

The story unfolds through a narrative told in turns of what's happening to Seth currently and dreams he has of his past. The plot moves quickly and I found myself unable to stop turning the pages. I recommend this book to anyone in high school. It's complicated and nervewracking and scary in the best way possible.

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